Where To Eat
Wells Street is home to many of Old Town's popular bars and restaurants, including everything from sushi to upscale Italian to classic bar burgers. Even the more casual options are still fairly trendy, offering a more metropolitan ambiance to an evening out.
Friday Night Fun
Grab dinner on one of the many outdoor patios in the neighborhood, check out a comedy show, or go bar-hopping with friends on Wells Street. If drama is more your cup of tea, catch a play at any of the theaters right down the street from The Second City.
The Perfect Sunday
Just a few blocks west of the popular North Avenue Beach, the perfect Sunday in Old Town is probably spent outdoors. The neighborhood is also home to a number of upscale boutiques and beautiful parks, so you can’t go wrong with an impromptu Sunday stroll.
The Red Line, Brown Line, and Purple Line all run through Old Town, making it easy to jet down to an office in the Loop or head north to cheer on the Cubs at Wrigley Field. A bevy of bus routes also can also carry you in any direction you desire with the main east/west lines running along Division Street, which is on the south side of the neighborhood, and North Avenue, which is closer to Lincoln Park. The neighborhood is generally pedestrian friendly, while its proximity to Lincoln Park and the Lakefront Trail encourage cycling. Street parking is certainly easier to come by than in Downtown neighborhoods, but it can still be a challenge to find a spot on main streets during peak hours. Be warned that driving home from the Loop during rush hour can take three times longer than it should, as Downtown traffic tends to spill into the neighborhood, making locals thankful for that Brown Line!